Umbrellas in Bloom : Hong Kongs Occupy Movement Uncovered
The Umbrella Movement put Hong Kong on the world map and elevated this docile, money-minded Asian island to a model for pro-democracy campaigns across the globe. Umbrellas in Bloom is the first book available in English to chronicle this history-making event, written by a bestselling author and columnist based on his firsthand experience at the main protest sites. Jason Y. Ng takes a no-holds-barred, fly-on-the-wall approach to covering politics. His latest offering steps through the 79-day struggle, from the firing of the first shot of tear gas by riot police to the evacuation of the last protester from the downtown encampments. It is all you need to know about the occupy movement: who took part in it, why it happened, how it transpired, and what it did and did not achieve.
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- Paperback | 392 pages
- 130 x 209 x 29mm | 422g
- 07 Dec 2016
- Blacksmith Books
- Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- 24 black & white illustrations, 32 colour illustrations, 4 maps, 12 tables
Insightful, accessible, and a hugely enjoyable read, Umbrellas in Bloom is jam-packed with eureka moments. The movement in all its vibrancy jumps off every page. It is essential reading for anybody wanting to understand the existential crisis currently engulfing Hong Kong.--Matthew Torne, director of Lessons in Dissent
About Jason Y. Ng
Jason Y. Ng is a lawyer, blogger and newspaper columnist who has lived in Europe, the US and Canada as well as his native Hong Kong.